Warmaking and Congress

Warmaking and Congress

There are 6 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Nov 4, 2007, titled Warmaking and Congress. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Americans are wondering, with the lassitude of uninvolved spectators, whether the president will initiate a war with Iran.

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Since: Jan 07

Delaware, OH

#2 Nov 4, 2007
Will clearly stated what the first step should be. Your assertion is nothing more than your usual leftist reactionary pablum.
lastrep

Columbus, IN

#3 Nov 4, 2007
Gary Moody -- Franklin wrote:
This is George Will at his best, when he doesn't resort to his occasional pretzel-logic of ideology.
"Unless and until Congress stops prattling about presidential "usurpation" of power and asserts its own, it will remain derelict regarding its duty of mutual participation in warmaking. And it will merit its current marginalization."
The first step is to begin IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS on the high crimes and misdemeanors, and monarchism, of Bush and Cheney.
Don't you know by now that nobody is listening? Impeach the president because congress doesn't do it's job?
Exactly

Demotte, IN

#4 Nov 4, 2007
And George Will, that would include, I hope, all Administrations and Congresses both Democratic and Republican going back to at least Jimmy Carter or perhaps even the living members Nixon administration!

A real investigation and assertion of Constitutional authority would include charges of High Crimes and perhaps even Treason where warranted by the evidence...

An investigation which should include our dirty little history of misery visited upon the masses through: the usurpation of democratically elected world leaders with military juntas, U.S. treaty violations, U.S. economic manipulations of various countries laws and economic restructuring through the IMF and World Bank, the soiled history of the School of Americas trainees' human rights violations and illegal weapon use violations like nuclear waste based Depleted Uranium weapons, extra-constitutional renditions and imprisonment, and torture for starters.

You know... The long list of un-American and un-Democratic things we have allowed to be perpetrated upon ourselves and the rest of the world in blatant disregard of the Constitution and what made this country a great Republic beacon of Democracy!

Let the chips fall where they may! LOL

Fat Chance of Seeing that ANY Time Soon!!!

Too many dirty fingers in the pie...
larry

Clayton, IN

#5 Nov 4, 2007
Gary Moody -- Franklin wrote:
This is George Will at his best, when he doesn't resort to his occasional pretzel-logic of ideology.
"Unless and until Congress stops prattling about presidential "usurpation" of power and asserts its own, it will remain derelict regarding its duty of mutual participation in warmaking. And it will merit its current marginalization."
The first step is to begin IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS on the high crimes and misdemeanors, and monarchism, of Bush and Cheney.
Even before Bush and Cheny's transgressions Congress was derelict in their Duty by issuing a Resolution delegating warmaking powers to the descretion of the President.

The President is not at fault for Congress' Dereliction of Duty. If Congress had did it's job and constitutionally Declared War before putting our troops in Harms Way, instead of unconstitutionally delegating their warmaking powers to the President's descrection, the President would not have had the authority he needed to act.

Furthermore Congress was in Derelection of Duty when they acted by Resolution under UN directives against Iraq instead following the limitations setforth in the constitution, specifically the Declaration of War before putting troops in Harm's Way.

“If I lead will you follow?”

Since: May 07

Clarksville TN

#6 Nov 5, 2007
Congress derelict? not at all.
That was the whole point, no real responsibility to pin on Congress for anything. Not only is it a handy way to protect yourself, but you can stick on the administration whenever you want.
Nip

AOL

#7 Nov 6, 2007
After six years of watching Congress fumble this war and keep it's secrets from we Americans, rather than a dadre of "selected enemy combatants" who know more about us than Congress men and women, our case seems hopeless! Rep. Ron Paul stands alone in telling the truth!!!

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